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Jan 26, 2012

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LIVE.... from the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona ..... is the OFFICIAL Online Media for the show, and we’re taking our job seriously.... we already have coverage from the Driven Deuces and the Historic Race Car Exhibits with more to come soon.

The field for the AMBR  Award is fantastic... some beautiful roadsters in contention and the judges will begin their scrutiny of these cars soon.  We’ll post pictures soon. 


This is “set up” day, with all of the exhibiting cars and vendors getting their cars and booths in order for the show.  So much energy !   The Driven Deuces is sort of dejavu all over again.... remembering just 5 years ago when we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Deuce... now it’s the 80th and the fanfare is in the air.   One building will house 80 great Deuces.    Then... there are the racers... where it all began.  Many race cars that live in our memories are making appearances at this exhibit. We are excited to see so many great old timers..... and we mean the cars !   One that we are really waiting to see is the spectacular Spurgin -Giovanine car which was rescued from a barn where it had set for 40  years... then was meticulously restored by Ernie Nagamatsu and his team.  It’s a great story and we’ll have pictures from the GNRS display soon for you.

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Hotrodhotline booth is in Building 4 .... right near the AMBR contenders.   Be sure to stop by and get one of our new posters...  and on Sat and Sunday you can get your poster signed by Pinup Model Melanie.... or get your picture taken with Anabel.... 

Our newsletter is abbreviated this week....  mostly links with fewer pictures... but we still have lots of great content and stories added this week so be sure to cruise around and see what’s new at Hotrodhotline this week.

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Hotrodhotline has a HUGE Event Listing Section....
Check it out here for a show near you.

Hotrodhotline Event Schedule is now Sponsored by Chrome Insurance ... and now when you list your events FREE at you will automatically have them listed in the Chrome IPad app and on the Chrome Event Listing Page

Good Guys Rod & Custom Association has announced their 2012 Schedule, and it looks like a winner !  With 23 fantastic events you’ll want to check out the new events and a few location changes ... so be sure to download the 2012 schedule.


National Street Rod Association has announced their schedule for 2012 and as always there is a full schedule of fantastic  Street Rod  “Plus” events ... cars 30 years and older are welcome at all events.  Check out the entire schedule now

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THIS WEEKEND... it’s the .  Grand National Roadster Show is already in full swing with lots of fantastic features .  This year’s theme is  “Back to the Future”  How cool is that ?     You can make your plans now to be a part of this great show...  We can’t wait to get there.    Check it out and register now !


There is SO MUCH planned for Sacramento Autorama in 2012,  One big NEW feature will be the Club Building with over 200 club members participating... Suede Palace,  Pinstripers... and of course the Koolest Kustoms on the planet...    Check it out and register now !


It’s the 80th Birthday for the 32 Ford and the Petersen Museum is celebrating BIG TIME ...  Deuce Week will be devoted to the celebration and is proud to be sponsoring the event.   Every day brings a different event...  Rod Shop Tours,  Concerts,  Hot Rod Roundtable... and SO MUCH MORE...  Register NOW


The NorthEast Rod and Custom Nationals returns on March 23-25, 2012 to the Philadelphia region. 2011 was an unbelievable year, and 2012 is shaping up to be just as spectacular!! Some fantastic events and attractions are once again scheduled for this year...including the drawing of "The Gambler", the 54 Pontiac Chieftain to benefit our military. The Elite 6 and NorthEast Cup competition is back to attract some of the finest vehicles in the country!! Over $35k in cash and awards are slated to be handed out over the weekend! This is one show you DON'T want to miss!! Get all of the details


Join us February 18th and 19th at the 34th annual Motorama Events, the nations largest all indoor live action motorsports festival filling 1 million sq feet of exhibition space with everything motorsports.  Exhibit your car in the Rod and Custom Car show featuring more that 150 various awards and $15,000 in cash and prizes.  If that’s not enough to entice you, enjoy live arenacross, go kart and quarter midget racing  Get the details here

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Tickets to the 10th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA are on sale now! !  The NHRR is scheduled for Father's Day weekend, June 14-16 (Thursday through Saturday) at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The NHRR is a 3-day festival of speed, hot rods and American automotive enthusiasm. Family-fun activities include Hot Heads nostalgic drag racing, the sensational Cacklefest, free Honoree Reception, SoffSeal Show N Shine, swapmeet, vendor's midway and more. Purchase online


Don’t    forget,  we have  a HUGE Calendar of Events at  and If you have a show or event coming up .. please email us and we’ll be happy to post them in our Event Listings for FREE ! Email details to [email protected]   We’re also happy to provide your event with goodie bags and giveaways for your raffles / drawings.  Contact  [email protected] for goodie bag info.

Lot’s of News and Product Info This Week

Vermont Legislative Alert (January 26, 2012) Vermont Introduces Bill to Penalize Some Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

NHRA Motorsports Museum (January 26, 2012) Ascot Tribute Short Track Race – Sunday May 13, 2012 in Perris, California

Grand National Roadster Show (January 25, 2012) Congratulations to the 2012 Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame and 2012 Legends of the Autorama Inductees

Anpac Chrome - Specialty Car Insurance (January 25, 2012) Updated Chrome® iPhone app offers classic-car price guide for car buffs, has car show directory, photos, email features.

Optima Batteries (January 25, 2012) The Chargers™s Digital 1200 Battery Charger enhances the performance of OPTIMA and other AGM batteries, recovers deeply discharged battery and extends battery life.

Wheel Vintiques (January 25, 2012) 71 Series Street Rod Wire Wheel (Paint/Chrome)

Superior Glass Works (January 25, 2012) Polished stainless steel vertical bar grill with mesh backing for 1937 Chevrolet Passenger Car and Sedan Delivery

Classic Rods & More (January 25, 2012) Rocky Hinge - SBC Polished Power Steering Bracket - Made in the USA

Zigs Street Rods (January 25, 2012) 1953-56 Ford Pickup Chassis

Hurst Shifters (January 25, 2012) Manual Shifters Chevrolet Camaro Applications

Cool Craft High Performance Radiators (January 25, 2012) Chevy Camaro, 1967-69 All Aluminum Radiator

Trick Truck N Rod Shop (January 25, 2012) Stop slamming your doors & go easy with the Altman Easy Latch Kit.

Gearstar Performance Transmissions (January 25, 2012) Mopar Transmission - NAG-1 Transmission with Torque Converter

Vintage Glass (January 25, 2012) 4 Door Sedan/HT Kit - Flat Glass. Glass is tempered - except windshields are laminated

Powertrain Control Solutions (January 25, 2012) Universal Automatic Transmission Controller is a fully programmable transmission control system.

Retro Power (January 25, 2012) Offers a professional design service to provide our customers with a one-of-a-kind custom poster of their car.

RJays Speed Shop (January 25, 2012) '28-'32 Ford Rack & Pinion New Build Kit Black Bracket

Purdee Industries (January 25, 2012) The newest innovation in exhaust technology is now available. The HEADER BUDDY was invented with only one thing in mind - to do away with exhaust collector gaskets forever.

Unisteer Performance Products (January 25, 2012) Electra-Steer is a compact electric power assist unit that decreases steering effort up to 35% compared to manual steering.

Thermo Tec (January 25, 2012) Now you can get everything you need for a complete, professional installation of our Exhaust Insulating Header Wrap, all in one package.

Nu-Relics (January 25, 2012) Power Windows - 49-57 Studebaker Cars

Racing Power Company (January 25, 2012) Chrome & Aluminum Engine Dress-Up Accessories For The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Master Catalog

O'Brien Truckers (January 25, 2012) In the early 1950's Eddie Edmunds made a 4 1/2" round air cleaner with Edmunds Custom embossed on the cover. In the mid 1990's O'Brien Truckers decided to reproduce that air cleaner but with a double wrapped aluminum screen and galvanized 1/4" wire mesh to eliminate any rusting

Dutchman Motorsports (January 25, 2012) Detroit Locker is the most durable and dependable locking differential available and maximizes traction by delivering 100% of the torque to both drive wheels.

ECI Hot Rod Brakes and Brackets (January 25, 2012) Rear Axle Drum Brake Rebuilding Kits

Hot Heads Research & Racing Inc (January 25, 2012) New Product - 1x4 Dual Plane Intakes 276/291 DeSoto

Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop (January 25, 2012) Thinking about a new car ?? - Check out our 32 Coupes, Roadsters & 41 Willys

Enclosed Vehicle Transport (January 25, 2012) Why Choose Enclosed Vehicle Transport? Coast-to-Coast Transport of Special Autos and Cycles

March Performance (January 25, 2012) Exceptional styled billet air cleaner is a great add-on to our bracket kits

Hooker Headers (January 25, 2012) 67-81 Camaro, 68-79 Nova, 70-87 Monte Carlo, 64-87 Chevelle/El Camino/Sprint/Cabellero, 71-94 Full Size, 78-87 Olds Cutlass/Buick Regal: 283-400

Centerforce (January 25, 2012) Will be giving away a free clutch with a value up to $1,000 List Price (including product, sales tax, and shipping cost) in celebration of reaching 10,000 Likes on our Facebook Page.

Big Als Carponents (January 25, 2012) Throttle Assembly is spring loaded, fully adjustable, compatible with most throttle cables and features our unique slotted arm. Available with your choice of milled aluminum or grooved rubber face

Ron Francis Wiring (January 25, 2012) Battery cables can be one of those things we don’t give much thought to until something goes wrong and we are left with the bitter realization not all battery cables are created equal.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions (January 25, 2012) Authentic gas engines include a numbers-matching build, original paint, testing and, upon request and for an additional charge, valuable documentation of the remanufacturing process

Holley (January 25, 2012) Welcome to a brand new era in fuel injection! Introducing the new Holley Avenger, HP and Dominator EFI systems!

Eddie Motorsports (January 25, 2012) Has Recently Released Their Latest Catalog of Custom Billet Parts for Street Rods & Muscle Cars.

Classic Instruments (January 25, 2012) Congratulations to Dennis Valentine for being our 2011 Trophy Dash Grand Champion!

Classic Performance Products (January 25, 2012) March 10th, 2012: We will have our 4th annual Socal Nova and CPP Cruise Day! March 17th, 2012: We will host our 2012 CPP Open House.

Engine Factory (January 19, 2012) Take a look at the Two minute videos of our different Engines running, see how they look and sound.

NHRA Museum (January 19, 2012) Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum to Unveil New Mooneyes Exhibit on Jan. 27, 2012

Butchs Cool Stuff (January 18, 2012) Horizontal And Vertical Stainless Tube Grilles

Busted Knuckle Garage (January 18, 2012) As I watched our sales this past week the most popular new items are our new "Shift Happens" Sign & T-Shirt. For that reason we're now offering the sign at a discounted price and if you buy the shirt and sign together you'll save even more

Classic Instruments (January 18, 2012) Congratulations to Dennis Valentine for being our 2011 Trophy Dash Grand Champion!

Fat Man Fabrications (January 18, 2012) ‘54-‘76 Ford Dropped Spindles: A dropped spindle can be the best way to lower the stock suspension on a hot rod, maintaining full travel while tucking the tires into the fenders

Washington State Legislature (January 18, 2012) Washington State Introduces Bill to Exempt Restoration and Custom Shops From Written Estimate Requirements

Virginia State Legislature (January 18, 2012) Virginia Bill Threatens Increased Taxes on Vehicle Restoration Projects

Don Garlits (January 18, 2012) 80th Birthday 'Rat Roast' Fundraiser To Be Held During O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals

The Pep Boys (January 18, 2012) Manny, Moe & Jack Visit Billy F Gibbons’ Hollywood home as part 90th Anniversary Celebration

MHT Luxury Alloys - US Mags (January 18, 2012) Forged Bandit - Standard Finish is a High Luster Polish, Custom Finishes Available, Bolted 2 or 3 piece construction also available

Anpac Chrome - Specialty Car Insurance (January 18, 2012) Free Chrome® iPhone Application designed for the ultimate classic car enthusiast

Williams Street Rods (January 18, 2012) Air Conditioning Vents - Small, Silhouette, Slotted and Oval.

Top-line Industrial Products (January 18, 2012) Top-line has a full selection of Performance Fittings and Hoses

Quietaire (January 18, 2012) 36" Portable Evaporative Cooler - QuietCool Engineering - Means Less operating cost - maximum efficiency - maximum cooling - simple to operate - available parts - each QuietCool is tested under operating conditions before shipping - corrosion free - manufactured and constructed with quality materials for a longer life.

Performance Suspension Technologies (January 18, 2012) 1964 - 72 GM A-Body Catapult Billet Aluminum Trailing Arms

Rick's Stainless Tanks (January 18, 2012) Rick's stainless steel gas tanks are a direct replacement for the OE tanks. All tanks and parts are fabricated in house at Rick's to ensure only the highest quality for a long lasting, trouble free product.

Wise Guys Seats (January 18, 2012) Upholstered Seats Coupe 28-34

Surf City Garage (January 18, 2012) Here’s the one wheel cleaner safe for any wheel or any tire. That means any metals, any alloys, even ones clear coated or painted. No matter what, where or when, if it’s a wheel or tire, Beyond Steel will safely clean every square inch.

Steves Auto Restoration (January 18, 2012) What started off as a relatively small project of minor rust repair and a chopped top has turned into a full custom build. This project will culminate in a car which will be both shown and driven.

Stainless Specialties (January 18, 2012) 90 Degree Bends & T's ... Perfectly smooth bends are available from STAINLESS SPECIALTIES. Ideal for exhaust fabrication, these tight turn radius bends will get you through the tight spots with room to spare. Formed from 304 SS.

Spirit Industries (January 18, 2012) Model T Bodies 23 T Stage III SK1001

Snug Harbor Hot Rods (January 18, 2012) Maroon Big Block Golf Cart - Vanguard 18 HP, Gas Powered, Rear seat, Light Kit, Brush Guard, Six Inch Lift Kit

Rust Bullet (January 18, 2012) Check out this video from Rust Bullet

Phoenix Transmission (January 18, 2012) Phoenix Transmission carries a full line of transmission accessories. This includes transmission coolers, cooling lines, tv cable kits, mounts and crossmembers, compushift, Lokar products, shifters and much more.

Performance Online (January 18, 2012) 1962-67 Chevy II Nova Power and Manual Rack And Pinion Steering Kit 19623

Painless Performance (January 18, 2012) 12 Circuit Universal Streetrod Harness With GM Keyed Column

Pro-Tec System (January 18, 2012) The PRO-TEC System is designed to monitor and protect the trailer and it's contents. Any movement of the trailer, or the opening of a door will trigger the alarm

NHRA Museum (January 18, 2012) Mooneyes Exhibit Opens On Friday. Jan. 27 in Conjunction With the Grand National Roadster Show At The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum


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Jan. 26, 2012 Starbird-Devlin Rod and Customs Charities Car Show at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansason Jan. 20, 2012. Pictures By Clinton Powell (1 Page)

Jan. 26, 2012
Simi Valley 2012 Wednesday Night Cruise at Tommy’s on Madera South of Royal Ave. on Jan. 25, 2012 in Simi Valley, CA. Pictures By Rick Merkow (1 Page)

Jan. 25, 2012 T
he Confederate Hot Rod Club hosted a Picnic Day in Mornington Park in Mornington, Victoria Australia on January 1, 2012. Pictures By Steve Jones (2 Pages)

Jan. 24, 2012
Jan’s Cruiz-In Classic Car Show at the American Legion Post on Jan. 22, 2012 in New Port Richey, FL... Pictures By Don Walsh (1 Page)

Jan. 24, 2012
Classic Cruisers of Virginia were treated to a garage tour of Lewis Little’s Garage in Smithfield, VA. Pictures By Bing Gatewood (1 Page)

Jan. 24, 2012
National Aviation Academy’s Car Show on January 21, 2012 in Clearwater, Florida. Pictures By Jay Bernard (1 Page)

Jan. 23, 2012
AUTOMANIA SWAP MEET & MEMORABILIA SHOW held at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown, PAon Jan. 20-22, 2012. Pictures by Al Liebmann (2 Pages)

Jan. 20, 2012
Posies’ Annual Open House 2012 on Jan. 14, 2012 in Hummelstown, PA. Pictures by Dave Guttman (1 Page)

Jan. 20, 2012
41st Barrett-Jackson Auction at Westworld of Scottsdale Jan. 15-22, 2012 in Scottsdale, AZ. Pictures By John Stimac (3 Pages)

Jan. 19, 2012
This morning we went on a tour of some local garages in Lake Havasu City, AZ on Jan. 16, 2012. In addition to myself and my cousin's husband, there were two from Alaska plus 6 Canadians who are winter visitors to Arizona, two from Alberta, three from Manitoba and one from Ontario. Photos By Bill Junge (1 Page)

Jan. 19, 2012
Posies’ Annual Open House 2012 on Jan. 14, 2012 in Hummelstown, PA. Pictures by Dan Payne & Al Liebmann (1 Page)

Jan. 18, 2012
25th Annual Burger Run & Car Show at the Pepper Tree in Vista, CA on January 14, 2012. Photos By Joe Kerr (1 Page)

Jan. 18, 2012
52nd Annual koi Auto Parts Cavalcade of Customs on January 13-15, 2012 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pictures By Dave Huber & Donnie Jeffries (2 Pages)

Jan. 17, 2012
Joey Dogg’s Cruise-In on Jan. 14, 2012 in Surfside Beach, SC. Pictures By Robert Lyman (1 Page)

Jan. 17, 2012
52nd Annual koi Auto Parts Cavalcade of Customs on January 13-15, 2012 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pictures By Don Doerger (1 Page)

We’ll be back next week with our usual format.... until then cruise our website and check out all of the great articles and photos from our readers....


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